LeBron James came back to Cleveland in 2014. He played with Kyrie Irving, and gave the team their first NBA championship in 2016. Well, if you ask Irving, he’d say that this duo should’ve never happened.
Jason Lloyd of The Athletic said Irving wasn’t too excited about the possibility to play with LeBron. He did’t even want him back to Cleveland. Wow…
“It has been made clear to me by multiple people, Kyrie never really wanted LeBron to come back (to Cleveland) in the first place. He didn’t think it was necessary. LeBron said something to Kyrie on the court following a game when he was with Miami something to the effect of, ‘Keep going, keep doing what you’re doing. You never know, I could be back here one day.’ And Kyrie basically said, ‘What’s he talking about, we don’t need him,” Lloyd said.
“Kyrie and his camp considered asking for a trade after the championship. They decided to keep it in house and not go forward with it, but it was something they discussed,” ESPN Cavs reporter Dave McMenamin said on the same appearance on 92.3 The Fan.
Kyrie Irving wanted to minimize the time he spent next to LeBron, but if you ask King James, they would definitely play together for much longer. “Even if you start back to the summertime where I felt like it was just bad for our franchise just to be able to trade away our superstar point guard. A guy that I had been in so many battles with over the last three years and obviously I wasn’t a part of the communications and know exactly what went on between the two sides. But I just felt like it was bad timing for our team,” LeBron said.
Well, it seems like they have a different opinion on the matter.